- White card stock
- Hole Punch
- Imagination Corner Cutter
- Fiskars paper cutter
- Small detail sissors
- Scrap of Vellum paper
- Page from a Christmas Carol Song Book
- Few Inches of Cranberry Satin Ribbon
- Rubber Stamp of Fir Tree
- Rubber Stamp of word, "Holidays"
- Rubber Stamp of Scroll Border
- Memories Soft Vanilla Ink Pad
- Shimmers Premium Iridescent Rose Ink Pad
- Archival Ink Sepia
- Yes All Purpose Stik Flat Glue
- Martha Stewart Create permanent glue (I found at Walmart on Sale)
- Gold Craft Glitter
I cut the 8.5 x 11 inch card stock in half and then folded it to make the card
Cut the corners with the corner cutter
Tear the the edges from the Christmas Carol to fit on to the front of the card
Stamp the trees remembering that iridescent ink takes a long time to dry. Don't touch it too soon. I stamped a few on white card stock and a few onto the vellum scrap. (I save scraps of paper in a large plastic bag to use on future projects)
I punched holes on one edge of card weaving the ribbon in and out gluing the edges down.
Taking the Vanilla Ink and the scroll edge rubber stamp, I covered the front and inside of the card for a subtle background design
Taking hold of the Christmas Song, I rubbed the edges with the Sepia Ink using a foam brush. I also wrinkled up the Song then flattened out and lightly brushed the Sepia Ink over the top showing off the wrinkles.
I cut out the trees with the small detail sissors. I used the vellum trees as the top tree in two areas.
Glue the trees wherever you want them. I like a asymetrical design, but others must make even rows to be happy.
I had made some smudges with that iridescent ink, so I glued some sparkles on those areas to hide my mistakes and then added more because I liked the look.
First craft done. I have 99 left to do. Keep me company. Ask me questions and/or comments. You could even come out to do a few crafts together! How about a bird house making day before spring? Boy do I have some great supplies for bird houses!